Routledge Revivals: Miners, Quarrymen and Saltworkers (1977)

1st Edition

Raphael Samuel

Routledge
Published April 13, 2018
Reference - 363 Pages - 24 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138213609 - CAT# Y290763

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Summary

Industrial discipline in mining, quarrying, brickmaking and other classes of mineral work was very different to that in nineteenth-century factories and mills. First published in 1977, this book deals with mineral workers of every class and discusses the peculiarities and common features of their work. It offers three detailed local studies: pit life in County Durham, slate quarrying in North Wales, and saltworkers in Cheshire alongside an introductory section on mineral workers in general. The author is concerned with the family and community setting; the social relationships at the point of production itself; job control and trade unionism; and with material culture, wages and earnings.

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